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17 May

PQS Publishes Inaugural Industry Trend Report in Pharmacy Quality

Pharmacy Quality Solutions (PQS) has published and now made available online its inaugural Industry Trend Report in Pharmacy Quality. This document examines trends in perceptions, performance, approaches and considerations as it relates to pharmacist-provided services and value-based performance programs across both payers and pharmacy providers. Data was compiled from a series of surveys, and results were charted and graphed in a 34-page report covering three sections: "Consumer Perceptions," "Pharmacy Readiness For Outcomes-Based Measurement," and "Payer Challenges and Opportunities with Performance Improvement." Expect Part 2 this Fall which will contain data driven insights and performance trends. PQS debuted the report Friday morning May 17th,...

4 Apr

PQS Summarizes CMS Calendar Year 2020 Final Call Letter

PQS has summarized the Calendar Year 2020 Final Call Letter as it pertains to pharmacy and medication-related updates and how the proposed changes may have been finalized, confirmed, or changed. The original Final Call Letter can be found here. This is a follow-up regulatory report to the Draft Call Letter summary PQS produced on February 6, 2019. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released the Announcement of Calendar Year (CY) 2020 Medicare Advantage Capitation Rates and Medicare Advantage and Part D Payment Policies and Final Call Letter on April 1, 2019. This letter explains confirmed elements to measures in 2020 as...

6 Feb

PQS Summarizes CMS Calendar Year 2020 Draft Call Letter

PQS has summarized the Calendar Year 2020 Draft Call Letter as it pertains to pharmacy and medication-related updates. The original Draft Call Letter can be found here. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released the Advance Notice/CY 2020 Draft Call Letter on January 30, 2019. This letter explains potential changes and additions to measures in 2020 as well as potential changes in 2021 and beyond. Once items have been confirmed in the Final Call Letter, PQS will provide another update to share which proposed elements have been confirmed. The PQS Summary of Pharmacy/Medication-Related Updates in the CY 2020 Draft Call Letter...

14 Jan

Download the free EQuIPP™ Need to Know Brochure

If you need a quick EQuIPP™ refresher for 2019 or a team guide to learn more about EQuIPP™, PQS has made its Need to Know brochure available for download in PDF format. This guide touches on: What is EQuIPP™? Performance measures Pharmacy scores Patient outliers Improving patient outliers EQuIPP™ measurement periods EQuIPP™ Support There is also a review of a typical EQuIPP™ refresh timeline. Please download the EQuIPP™ Need to Know Brochure today and look for more educational EQuIPP™ handouts and publications in 2019. [maxbutton id="1"]...